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June 28, 2016


Carol L

First of all, I want you to know that you have been missed. Second of all and most important, I absolutely understand why you haven't been blogging. Family is #1! I am sorry to hear about your daughter's diagnosis of diabetes. I know there is much help in the medical world for this disease and she will be fine, but I am sure there will be many changes in your lives while learning about what is best for her. Please know that I am thinking about and praying for your daughter, you, and your family as you learn more about this disease and how you will be handling it for her. Take care and God's blessings to your family!

Nancy M

Thankfully, my daughter was never diagnosed with diabetes (She has a different chronic condition she lives with.), so I don't have any advice to share. I will be sharing my prayers for you and your family though. Hugs to all of you, Suzy.


I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's diagnosis. There is nothing more important than family and having to deal with a lifestyle change is not easy. I have missed your posts but you are right to focus on her right now, I will be sending prayers for all of you!


Thank you for the update, Suzy. I'm so sorry to hear that she has a life changing diagnosis, but thankful it is something that can absolutely be managed and she can thrive as she and your family gain the knowledge needed to handle the condition. I have really missed your posts, but absolutely understand that your family always comes first. I have had family members who had diabetes and while I don't know particulars, I do know that they seemed to be in good health and spirits. My grandmother was one relative and she lived to age 99. :) Not sure if that helps. Take all the time you need. We'll be here when you are able to create again. Big hugs to you and your daughter! And happy thoughts for you all!

Bonnie Sharp

Oh yes. Type 1 diabetes. My daughter Marcie (she's a crafter too yay!) was diagnosed when she was 4 1/2 years old. She is now days from 35! Because we had excellent health professionals, asked questions, asked questions again, couldn't remember-asked again, she thrives and always has. Honestly, it felt like getting slugged over the head. We cried. We wailed. We hated it. Hated. It. Then we pulled up our pants and dealt with it. When our pants fell down, we pulled them up again. Diet and exercise and the balance of the two is the key. Can you always handle it? Big hairy nope. Our familie reluctantly stepped in a learned how to measure and give needles do we could at least go out for supper without counting sugars and starches etc. You are in the beginning stages. Let yourself grieve. It's not cancer, but it sure as hell felt like something just as bad. I get it and I understand. Please feel free to message me anytime. Huge hugs to you and your daughter, sending live waves.

Bonnie Sharp

Okay, that was supposed to be "Love" waves....

Marcie Sharp

I have had Type 1 diabetes for 30 years! Diagnosed when I was 4 1/2 years old. My parents (see Bonnie's comment above) started me on the path of proper diabetes management by learning the ins and outs and upside downs of diabetes and because of that I have flourished in good health with two healthy pregnancies and children to show for it. By taking the time to respect the seriousness of it, your daughter will learn to manage it on her own as she grows and be as healthy as I am. You can do it, and she can do it. Finding other children with type 1 for her to talk to will help her understand she's not alone. Big hugs!

Angie Murray

Praying for your daughter and you! God always has a plan and I am sure he will lead and guide you through this rough phase and hold you up when you feel weak!


I know how devastating a diagnosis can be, and all the emotions you go through to process it all, the desire to want to comfort and learn......I don't know anyone personally, but Nick Jonas has had Type 1 diabetes all his life. He will be on an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls this summer. I don't know what age your daughter is but it might inspire her to see it. So glad you did get a diagnosis for her symptoms so you can get behind it and keep her healthy!

Karina Murphy

So sorry to hear about about your daughters diagnosis. My little boy who is 4 was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes seven weeks ago. At the time it was both overwhelming and emotional. My mind automatically rushed ahead to the future. We all want our children to live long happy lives. As a little bit of of water has now gone under the bridge we have settled into our new routine and my beautiful little boy is once again full of life. We are learning more and more about his diabetes every day and things that were once worrisome for us as parents are not so bad. In that first week of diagnosis I decided only to surround myself with positive and supportive people. I have found great solace in speaking to other parents in the same position and people who have been living with Type 1 for over 30 years. Type 1 will not stop our little boy from being anything he wants to be and I am certain he will grow into a resilient and strong young man because of it, as I'm sure your daughter will too. The technology becoming available for Type 1 Diabetics is also amazing, who knows exciting developments we'll see in the next ten years!

donna mikasa

I'm so sorry to hear of your daughter's diagnosis--I'm sure it was a shock to discover this. I pray that she'll find a good regimen and you can help her cope with and manage the disease. I will PM you. Take care!


Sending prayers your way. Take all the time you need for the most important thing in your life right now, and know that you are doing the right thing.

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